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Cross Border Crime

On October 14, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy presented its new analytical report Transportation, Smuggling, and Organized Crime at a round table discussion in Sofia Hotel Balkan. The report analyses the participation of transportation companies in smuggling practices. more »

On February 9, 2004 CSD hosted a Policy Workshop to present a draft structure of the Action Plan for improving the effectiveness of border controls against smuggling, on the basis of an analytical report developed by a joint task force of CSD
and government experts. more »

Previous studies include the 2002 Corruption, Trafficking and Institutional Reform and Corruption and Trafficking: Monitoring and Prevention developed in 2000. These were produced with the help of a unique methodology for assessing the corruption pressure generated by organized trafficking in commercial goods.

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Transportation, Smuggling and Organized Crime

Media coverage - 14 October 2004 ( in Bulgarian)


Weapons under Scrutiny

The Drug Market in Bulgaria

Corruption, Contraband and Organized Crime in Southeast Europe

Press articles

Grey Market of Petrol Products -Vassil Atanasov, 24 chassa daily, April 7, 2004 (in Bulgarian)

Umbrella for Stolen Cars - EUR 100 000 - Petkan Iliev, 24 chassa daily, February 24, 2004 (in Bulgarian)

Millions of Dollars Disappear between Two Borders - Petkan Iliev, 24 chassa daily, August 5, 2003 (in Bulgarian)

Nigerians and Russians Help Drugs Air-Trafficking to Sofia - Petkan Iliev, 24 chassa daily, August 8, 2003 (in Bulgarian)

Economy of Crime - Petkan Iliev, Manager magazine, July 2003 (in Bulgarian)